By Marc Lawrence, PlaybookSports.com — From this week’s PLAYBOOK Football Newsletter: Entering this week, 10 of the AFC’s 16 teams have 7 or 8 wins.
Nonetheless, Cleveland’s playoff fate remains largely in their hands with all four AFC North teams within one game of one another. The Browns would hold the division tiebreaker with wins over Pittsburgh and Cincinnati in the final two weeks of the season.
Remember this nugget from the well-oiled machine: Since 1980 there have been a total of nine NFL teams that have lost on a Monday and came back to play the following game in a Saturday. Those teams have gone 8-1 SUATS.